Music in World Cultures (B.S.) - Resident

Music in World Cultures (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology 13
MUSC 200Music, Art, Worship and Culture 13
MUSC 314Music in World Cultures3
Total Hours12

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
GLST 200Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST 385Career Preparation for Global Workers3
MUSC 105Harmonic Practices and Theory I3
MUSC 106Harmonic Practices and Theory II3
MUSC 107Musicianship I1
MUSC 108Musicianship II1
MUSC 202Old and New Testament Music and Worship3
MUSC 313History of Music and Worship3
MUSC 392Ethnic Music Program1
MUSC 402Ethnic Music Theory3
MUSC 423Congregational Contextualization and Leadership1
MUSC 424Arts in Global Outreach3
MUSC 440Ethnic Music Seminar3
MUSC 496Senior Artist or Worship Program1
MUSC 499Internship3
Ensemble (Refer to chart)
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
Choose two credit hours of Ensemble courses2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument (Refer to chart)
Choose six credit hours of Applied Music: Primary Instrument courses6
Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (Refer to chart)
Choose two credit hours of Applied Music: Secondary Instrument courses2
Total Hours49
Free Electives
Choose 12-24 credit hours of Free Electives12-24
Total Hours12-24

Ensemble (2 hours)

Choose two credit hours of the following:2
MUSC 178The Worship Choir I1
MUSC 179Classical Guitar Ensemble I1
MUSC 180University Chorale I1
MUSC 181Concert Choir I1
MUSC 182Chamber Singers I1
MUSC 183Jazz Ensemble I1
MUSC 185Symphony Orchestra I1
MUSC 186Brass Choir I1
MUSC 187University Band I1
MUSC 188Woodwind Choir I1
MUSC 189Celebration Choir1
MUSC 192Percussion Ensemble I1
MUSC 194Wind Symphony I1
MUSC 285The Worship Orchestra I1
MUSC 286The Gospel Choir I1
MUSC 287Jazz Guitar Ensemble I1
MUSC 289The Worship Choir II1

Applied Music Studies (Primary Instrument - 6 hours)

Choose Voice, Piano or Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds or Percussion as the Primary Instrument.

Voice Primary
MUSC 121Voice (Freshman)1
MUSC 221Voice Sophomore1
MUSC 222Voice Sophomore1
MUSC 321Voice (Junior)1
MUSC 322Voice (Junior)1
MUSC 421Voice (Senior)1
Piano Primary
MUSC 141Private Piano (Freshman)1
MUSC 241Private Piano Sophomore1
MUSC 242Private Piano Sophomore1
MUSC 341Private Piano (Junior)1
MUSC 342Private Piano (Junior)1
MUSC 441Private Piano Senior1
Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion Primary
MUSC 151Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 251Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore1
MUSC 252Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore1
MUSC 351Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior1
MUSC 352Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior1
MUSC 451Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion (Senior)1

Applied Music Studies (Secondary Instrument - 2 hours)

The Secondary Instrument cannot be the same as the Primary Instrument.

Voice Secondary
MUSC 120Group Voice I1
MUSC 220Group Voice II1
Piano Secondary*
MUSC 244Group Piano IV1
MUSC 345Group Piano V1
Guitar Secondary
MUSC 150Group Guitar I1
MUSC 250Group Guitar II1
Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion Secondary
MUSC 151Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 152Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
*Recommended for students whose primary is not piano

Additional Major Requirements

  • Keyboard Proficiency Exam
  • Freshman Promotional Jury
  • Sophomore Performance Review
  • Attendance at 32 approved concerts and recitals

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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